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8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …

Cloud Phone Service RingCentral Files for $100 Million IPO

RingCentral, the cloud-based phone service for businesses, just filed for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange …

Venture Capital

Anonymous Document Sharing Site Pastebin Surpasses 1 Million Members, Keeps Growing

Pastebin officially announced that they’ve surpassed 1 million registered members since the introduction of the login service two and a half years ago. The service allowed users to log in using social media tools and control the pastes they uploaded to the site. Members can also edit and delete …

Aussie Startups Looking Up To Brighter Future

Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of enterprise software company Atlassian, is a role model for future Australian entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses and expand internationally. Not too many new businesses raise their first round of funding after eight years of starting up, and at $60 …

Inigral is now Uversity, a tool for high school students to pick the right college

Education technology startup Inigral has rebranded to Uversity, a name its customers will have far less trouble pronouncing.<p>Inigral was best known for its Schools app, which students use to create private communities on Facebook. But the executive team has increasingly been pushing for independence …

TxtMeApp Offers An Easy Way To Drive Mobile Downloads From Desktop Ads

Here’s one way advertisers can convince desktop viewers to try out their mobile apps — send them a text.<p>That’s the proposition behind TxtMeApp,a new product from Israel-based digital media agency Say Media Group (not to be confused with Say Media, the San Francisco-based advertising and publishing …

Parse.ly nabs $5 million to keep you clicking on Grumpy Cat (updated)

<i>Updated 9:10 p.m. with comment from Blumberg Capital.</i><p>In the race for pageviews, knowledge can be a dangerous thing. On the one hand, editors like me love having data that tells us what kind of stories people are clicking on.<p>On the other hand, giving people what they want often turns into writing …

ARM Acquires Internet Of Things Startup Sensinode To Move Beyond Tablets And Phones

As more reports of ARM -based Windows and Apple devices continue to fill the airwaves — the latest being reports of a Surface 2 and Nokia’s first Windows tablet, along with upcoming iPhone handsets — the Cambridge, UK-based semiconductor technology powerhouse is pressing ahead with its bigger …

99designs Finds Best Alternative Yahoo Logo

Yahoo announced earlier this month that it will introduce a new corporate logo on September 5, and that prompted the folks at crowdsourced design site 99designs to challenge its users to come up with a redesign — giving them full freedom to iterate on the Yahoo logo.<p>99designs announced the winner …

Next-gen biofuel company KiOR hit by investor lawsuit, described as going concern

Following the news that next-gen biofuel company Kior failed to meet its biofuel production targets for last quarter, an investor in the company has …

Airbnb Among World Economic Forum's 2014 Technology Pioneers

Airbnb, Codecademy and Nest Labs feature among the 36 firms recognized this year as Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum.<p>The new “champions” were nominated by the public, Forum members, constituents and collaborators for their ability to transform how businesses and society at large …

10 Coolest Football Stadium Technologies

Whether it's gigantic scoreboards and moving roofs or picking up turf and taking it outside to grow, football stadia go techy to facilitate passion.<p>Whether it's gigantic scoreboards and moving roofs or picking up turf and taking it outside to grow, football stadia go techy to facilitate passion.

To Go from Big Data to Big Insight, Start with a Visual

Although data visualization has produced some of the most captivating artistic displays in recent memory, some of which have found their way into exhibits at the New York Museum of Modern Art and countless art installations around the world, business leaders are asking: is data visualization …

Kickstarter coming to Australia and New Zealand 'soon'

Clue's in the headline, really. Fresh from tours of the UK and Canada, Kickstarter is ready to land in Australia and New Zealand. The move will enable domestic pitches from Aussie and Kiwi inventors looking for your patronage -- not to mention the odd plea for cash from an established company that …

Hardware Startup Stops And Fits Showcased By Kickstarter Tales Of Founder Woe

If you had any doubt that chucking in your entire life and building that iPhone case with a bottle opener you’ve always envisioned (the perfect design, honest) would be difficult, look no further than a couple recent Kickstarter failures that have been a long time in the making for proof. The …

LG G2 travels to the stratosphere to capture beautiful imagery

We’re not sure why LG chose to dub its marketing stunt experiment a “world first”, but we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt on this one.<p>LG took a shiny new G2 smartphone equipped with a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization, tied it to a weather balloon and sent it to the upper edge of …

Mobile Technology

These 12 Banned Hashtags Tell Us What Instagram Is Afraid Of Becoming

Why does Instagram do this? App stores like the one on the iPhone have pretty strict rules about pornography and obscene content. Blocking hashtags that Instagram users use to post such naughty images helps keep Instagram in line with Apple's rules.<p>Here are 12 examples of hashtags that Instagram …

Social Media

Uber's Taxi Service Arrives in Dubai

Uber, the driver-for-hire service that lets you beckon a classy car with a few clicks of your smartphone, has expanded its operations to Dubai, which could make getting a ride in the city a whole lot easier.<p>The company confirmed the new service today in a blog post, adding that it would continue to …

This man thinks big data and privacy can co-exist, and here’s his plan

If you’re in the tech industry, particularly the U.S. tech industry, then you’re probably not a big fan of European privacy officials. And <i>German</i> data …

Twelve South launches transparent ‘GhostStand’ to elevate MacBooks

Twelve South today debuted a new stand for Apple’s MacBook laptops. The GhostStand has a unique design – a major departure from Twelve South’s HiRise stand (full review here) – that is completely transparent.<p>GhostStand is a transparent, ultra-modern platform–and a brilliant work of art– that …

Seriously Is A New Mobile Gaming Entertainment Venture Started By Former Rovio Execs, Seriously

Rovio built an empire out of a silly little physics-based game called Angry Birds. 1.5 billion downloads later, the company is thriving as an entertainment and merchandising brand thanks to licensing deals and distribution strategy, as well as a solid game.<p>Today, however, Andrew Stalbow, who was …

Last Chance To Register For Disrupt SF Startup Alley

This is it. You have until the end of Wednesday night to register for a spot in Disrupt SF Startup Alley. And this is an opportunity that you should not pass up.<p>Startup Alley is one of the best parts of Disrupt. It’s a boisterous marketplace of startups, vying for attention from the best of Silicon …

Apple and Samsung to boost smartwatch shipments 36X in next 5 years

Apple and Samsung are poised to blow up the smartwatch market in the next five years, driving shipments from just one million today to 36 million annually by 2018, a new Juniper Research report says.<p>And the two companies haven’t even shipped a single product yet.<p>The real pioneers in the smartwatch …

Wrike Reveals New UI And Time-Broadcasting Feature To Keep Employees On Task

Wrike has updated its workplace productivity application Graphite, rolling out a new minimalist user interface and also the ability to broadcast the current work in real-time. The emphasis on a well-structured task view is designed to encourage workers to come back to the app and staying there …

Mobile Web Add-On Brow.si Raises $1M, Partners With PrestaShop To Help M-Commerce Stick

MySiteApp, the Israeli startup behind mobile website add-on Brow.si, has raised a further $1 million from existing investors thetime and a number of U.S./Israel-based angels, bringing the total backing for the company to $3.2 million. The additional funding will be used to help the company double …

Martini Media Raises $14M To Target Ads At Rich People

Twenty-five percent of the population controls 75 percent of the spending, and advertisers will pay big bucks to advertise to find them. That’s Martini Media‘s job. This focus and the $22 million to $27 million it expects to earn in 2013 has helped it raise a $14 million Series D. Now it’s ready to …

Clipless Debuts A Deal Finder With Location-Based Alerts, Goes Android First

Clipless, a new mobile application built for Android first, is launching today as a tool to collect nearby offers and coupons, then alert users when they’re nearby a given deal. Currently, the company aggregates data from sources like Yipit and 8coupons, as well as deal providers like Yelp, …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Meet Samsung's new toddler-friendly Galaxy Tab

Samsung has a new version of its 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 on the way, but this one's not for you. With its colorful shell and rugged plastic case, this model is aimed squarely at the kids.<p>The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, as it's called, is basically the same as the standard Galaxy Tab 3 -- due to be unveiled at …